Man charged with murder after victim dies 10 months after stabbing

A stretch of Green Lane Road was closed up to Deepdale in Evington

A 60-year-old man appeared in court today charged with the murder of a man who died 10 months after being assaulted in Leicester.

Martley Matthew from Wigston appeared at Leicester Magistrates Court charged with the death of 43-year-old Ashton Slatcher.

Mr Skatcher was attacked outside some shops on Green Lane Road in the North Evington area of the city and was taken to hospital with “serious injuries”.

He was left with significant brain damage after the assault.

The attack took place in August 2017 and the victim died ten months later, in June 2018.

Residents and local community leaders have expressed concern at the attack and said they are working with Police to improve the area and reduce antisocial behaviour.

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